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Table 4 Causes of under-five mortality based on verbal autopsy interviews in León (2003–2007) and Cuatro Santos (2004 to 2008), Nicaragua

From: Comparing progress toward the millennium development goal for under-five mortality in León and Cuatro Santos, Nicaragua, 1990–2008

Diagnosis León n (%) Cuatro Santos n (%)
Neonatal deaths 35 (59.3) 16 (41.0)
Diarrhea and gastroenteritis of presumed infectious origin 5 (8.4) 4 (10.3)
Pneumonia 5 (8.4) 7 (17.9)
Other infectious diseases (post-neonatal) 3 (5.1) 5 (12.8)
Congenital malformations 5 (8.4) 4 (10.3)
Injuries (post-neonatal) 2 (3.4) 1 (2.6)
Other causes 4 (6.8) 2 (5.1)
Total 59 (100.0) 39 (100.0)